[Ads-l] WOTY candidate

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 30 08:26:40 EDT 2017


Ah, yes. From  _Get Smart_, ca1966.

An actual, not figurative, cone, however.

JL

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:52 PM, David Metevia <djmetevia at chartermi.net>
wrote:

> I know about the "cone of silence."
>
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The first (more or less) that I encountered was probably "the course of
> > least regret," in the late '80s.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:
> >
> > > Well there's the circle of security, the line of duty and the triangle
> of
> > > opportunity. I'm sure there are more expressions that fit the template
> > "the
> > > [geometric object] of [noun ending in -ty]".
> > >
> > > On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > How about "cone of uncertainty"?
> > > >
> > > > Originally a mystery flavor at Baskin-Robbins.
> > > >
> > > > JL
> > > >
> > > > ‚Äč
> > > >
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